Archives for March 2016

Registration open for Called to Transformation ABCD facilitator formation June workshop

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Registration is now open for the Called to Transformation, an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop, June 13-16 at the Dumas Bay Centre near Seattle, Washington. Called to Transformation is a partnership between the Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development.  The workshops are designed to […]

Churches unite to support Welsh steel workers

[Anglican Communion News Service] Leaders from the churches and chapels in the Welsh town of Port Talbot have formed an ecumenical ministry team to support thousands of local workers who could lose their jobs following the announcement that the Indian steel company Tata, which owns the majority of the U.K.’s steel works, is looking to […]

Primate calls for ‘tsunami of truth-telling’ after SA president loses court battle

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called for a “tsunami of truth-telling” after the president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, lost a court battle brought by campaigners who alleged he benefited from state funding of R246 million (South African Rand, approximately $16.7 million) for improvements to his private home, […]

Major report calls Anglicans to intentional discipleship, disciple-making

[Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican Communion-wide season of intentional discipleship should not be created to address poor church attendance, or to counter the challenge faced by churches with high attendance and low commitment. Instead, it should be “a response to the biblical call to make disciples to honor and glorify God, as Christians live […]

Galatians 6:2 conference explores ‘bearing one another’s burdens’

Representatives of six Anglican Communion provinces gather in Tanzania

[Episcopal News Service – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania] Building trust through deep, intentional listening to one another’s stories, helps to create a space where Anglicans and Episcopalians can begin to, as Paul wrote in Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens ….” “You cannot become companions without creating the space where trust is developed,” said the […]

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Easter Letter

[Lambeth Palace press release] Text of Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world. This Eastertide I greet you once again in the name of the Risen Christ, our Lord and Saviour! We live in times in which the ultimate hope of our faith seems particularly difficult to […]

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf is a center for hope for disabled children

Six-year old Ibrahim is concentrating on his fingers. Legs tucked under his chair, he imitates his teacher who is showing the boy how to make words with his hands. As part of his sign language lesson, Ibrahim’s eager brown eyes bounce from teacher to book to hands and back again. He sits beside other children […]

Christopher Easthill elected to board of German Council of Churches

At a recent meeting of the German Council of Churches (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen in Deutschland), the Rev. Christopher Easthill was elected to serve on its board or “vorstand.” Easthill, an Episcopal priest, will represent a group of churches including the Anglicans, Old Catholics, Independent Lutherans and the Reformed Church. He was elected to stand for […]

Church of Pakistan consoles nation where ‘every heart broken’

[Anglican Communion News Service] The prime minister of Pakistan has said that the heart of every Pakistani was broken and that the whole nation was in the state of grief and sorrow during a televised address to the nation following the horrific Easter Day bomb attack in Lahore that left at least 72 people dead […]

The book of Ruth is focus for ACC Bible studies

[Anglican Communion News Service] When members of the Anglican Consultative Council meet in Lusaka next month for its 16th meeting (ACC-16), they will discuss – in the context of intentional discipleship – issues ranging from gender justice, refugees and migration, the environment and reconciliation; and they will do so against a backdrop of prayer, Bible […]